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Free technology tools to support universal interventions for all students in academic and social emotional skills.

Free technology tools to support universal interventions for all students in academic and social emotional skills.

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  • All children can access when immersed in meaningful challenging works.
  • Collaboration - I just read an article about dyads working on a computer simulation and not all students retained the same level of information – interestingly enough the ones who were engaged retained more. So get two students working together, you can actually work on this program at the same time.
  • This can be both presentation and expression
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    • 1. Free Technology Tools to support Multi-Tier Instruction and enhance Social Emotional skills Cher yl A. Wissick & Susan Quinn Univ ersity South Carolina • • • • • J. Emmett Gardner University of Oklahoma TED Charlotte November 2009 Poster Presentation
    • 2. All Free tools Available at:
    • 3. Abstract:
      • Demonstration of FREE technology resources, tools, and strategies that embrace Universal Design for Learning, support multi-tier instruction, help diverse learners, and enhance productivity. Explore ways that technology and free social networking tools can help or hinder students learn academic skills and develop positive social relationships and collaboration.
    • 4. Universal Design for Learning:
      • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides students access to educational standards and materials by providing multiple access points (e.g., presentation, expression, and engagement) to activities. It also begins when you design instruction not as an accommodation to a fixed activity (or course curriculum); but where you design the activity with considerations for diverse learners built in from the beginning!
    • 5. R esponse to I ntervention
      • Provide Universal Intervention using Free Web Tools
      MultiTier Instruction
    • 6. Multiple Means of Engagement
      • Offer choices of content, tools and engagement
      • Provide adjustable levels of challenge
      • Offer a choice of rewards
      • Offer a choice of learning context
      • Affective networks: Value or emotional outcome is the focus
      • FACT: Engaged learners make more progress
    • 7. Support via Affective Networks
      • Choose realistic topics of interest to embed the learning material
      • Allow student to choose tools or technology to explore topic- software, web, video
      • Select Software or Web sites that offer same content at different levels of challenge
      • Build awareness of accomplishment and progress within technology programs
    • 8. Classroom Architect Arrange your class for maximum engagement
    • 9. Tie into Student Interests
      • Find a hook
      • Create thematic unit to study topics
      • Use popular topics: driving, rock music, social networking, wrestling, my favorite pet
      • Engage students with interactive tools like Poll Everywhere
    • 10. Survey Tools
      • Find out what motivates your students
      • Jackpot : online reinforcer survey
      • Survey tools:
      • phpSurvey
      • Zoomerang
      • Survey Monkey
      • Google Docs (results merge into google doc spreadsheet) For info see Special Ed Zone
    • 11.
      • Secure sites to create an environment for students to work collaboratively
      • Students publish together and for a larger audience
      • PBWorks
      • Wikispaces
      • Zoho wiki
      • Google Sites
    • 12.
      • Secure sites to create an environment for students to read, analyze, and post comments related to instructional goals. Students develop writing and social networking skills.
        • TIGed
        • Haiku
        • Blogger
        • Edublogs
    • 13.
      • Delicious Share your bookmarks and let students create their own lists
      • FLICKr share photos
      • JING easy screen capture
      • Create Notes:
        • TADA list
        • Remember the Milk
    • 14. Collaborative graphic organizer
      • Creately
    • 15. Collaborative Presentations
      • Google docs
      • Preezo
      • Zoho
    • 16. ToonDoo Create or finish cartoons Consider endings & consequences
    • 17.
      • Behavior charts
      • CBM resources
      • And much more
      Intervention Central
    • 18. Bookbuilder: Create Social Stories
      • Have students create social stories for younger students
    • 19. KidTools and KidSkills Self- monitoring & checksheets Students CREATE their own… download all the programs for elementary and middle for FREE
    • 20. Social Emotional Support
      • Integrate social emotional learning into everyday instruction
      • Engage student emotionally & academically
      • CASEL center for social emotional learning
      • Edutopia example lessons
      • SAMSHA poster, games to support mental health
    • 21. Multiple Means of Representation
      • Provide Multiple Examples
      • Highlight Critical Features
      • Provide Multiple Media & Formats
      • Support Background Knowledge
      • Recognition networks: Content is the focus
    • 22. Support Recognition Networks
      • Variety of web sites to demonstrate, links to support information
      • Pictures from CD-Roms & Web
      • Word processors to highlight critical words
      • Presentation tools to animate concepts
      • Books on tape; Digital text
      • Charts, graphs, images to support text
    • 23. ReadPlease &. Natural Readers
    • 24. Web Anywhere
      • Use on any browser and link to pages to have them read.
    • 25.
      • Reading books online providing multiple means of presentation:
      • Children’s Digital Library
      • Project Gutenberg
      • Bibliomania
      • Readprint
      • Bartleby
      • Bookshare (free to all schools)
    • 26. Word Web – Vocabulary Support Students can locate different meanings for words and also hear the definition
    • 27.
      • Create books for students with Learning Prompts
      • Students create books for younger students - service learning
    • 28. UDL Editions
    • 29.
      • Tools for Student expression
        • Project Poster
        • NoteStar
        • Persuade Star
      • Tools for Productivity & management
        • TrackStar (organize Web sites for research)
        • QuizStar (manage quizzes)
        • RubiStar (rubrics)
        • Casa Notes (convert notes to Spanish)
    • 30. Organize Websites for student research & access
    • 31. Multiple Means of Expression
      • Provide Flexible Models of skilled performance
      • Provide opportunities to practice with supports
      • Provide ongoing, relevant feedback
      • Offer flexible opportunities of demonstrating a skill
      • Strategic Networks: Process or medium is the focus
      Wissick & Gardner
    • 32. Support via Strategic Networks
      • Examples and not-examples with images, video, live or taped demonstrations
      • Scaffold learning with text-to-speech, word prediction, layered Web sites
      • Text-to-speech to listen to one’s own writing
      • Videotape of skill performance
      • Online feedback from peers or mentors
      • Creating web pages, posters, presentations
    • 33. Idea Generator Wissick, 2007 Help students come up with an idea
    • 34. Spelling Checkers Ghotit Another new one: Ginger Software
    • 35. Word Prediction
    • 36. Expression: Writing Support
      • Click n Type
      • Free onscreen keyboard
      • Word prediction
      • ReadPlease can also support creative writing with auditory feedback
    • 37. Concept Mapping: visualize the message
      • Cmap tools
    • 38. Expression: Read, Write, Think
      • Student Materials – alternative ways to create a product
      Wissick, 2007
    • 39. Expression in Mathematics
      • Virtual Manipulatives
      • Shodor Interactivate
      • Webmath - tutorials
      • Allmath - flash cards
    • 40. Virtual Math Manipulatives Wissick, 2007
    • 41. Web Math Wissick, 2007
    • 42. Examples of Matching Technology Tools with Principles of Universal Design for Learning to Enhance Skills and support social emotional growth :
    • 43. Reading & Vocabulary
      • • Copy and Paste text into ReadPlease ( http :// ) and highlight words as they are read.
      • • WordWeb ( ) to look up a definition of a word on a web page.
    • 44. Teacher copy: notice the word count down the side. Readability information Okapi and Bibliomania to create CBM reading probe Just copy text into Bibliomania and let Okapi do the work!
    • 45. Reading Motivation
      • Creating a “take-home” audio book: Converting text-to-speech (and to an mp3 file) by using Natural Reader ( ).
      • Or create a book to read while walking!!
      • • Use an E-Text version of a book downloaded from Project Gutenberg ( ).
    • 46. Reading
      • Developing a social skills book using BookBuilder by CAST
      • Using UDL Editions to read The Tell Tale Heart.
    • 47. Writing
      • • Creating a book report using a word processor and Click-N-Type http :// / to provide word prediction and scanning.
      • • Using CMap ( ) to build thoughts/ideas into a complete report.
    • 48. Writing and Communicating
      • • Following a list of web sites that have been selected as research or writing prompts with Delicious .
      • • Writing a class book using a Pbworks
    • 49. Communicating & Writing
      • • Working together to create a collaborative presentation with Google Docs http :/ /
      • • Creating a web page with Project Poster ( ) to summarize research .
    • 50. Writing
      • • Using a blog to post a question that focuses on higher order thinking skills for students to respond.
      • • Creating a interest survey for your students to indicate their preference for reinforcers.
    • 51. Mathematics
      • • Virtually manipulating algebra tiles at vlibrary.html
      • • Learning about money at the Brain Pop web site and turning on the closed captioning http :// zoom.weml
    • 52. Mathematics
      • • Reviewing math skills using Web Math
      • • Practicing math concepts with interactive activities from Shodor  or Illuminations .
      • • Using a talking calculator to see and hear numbers & answers /TalkingCalculator.php